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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-23-2015, 09:25 AM
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Posted By michaeltscott
It happens with my PC (and only the PC, of 8...

It happens with my PC (and only the PC, of 8 connected device) at 1080p 60Hz. Not a gaming rig--5 y/o desktop with a $35 graphics card that I added to get bitstreamed sound out of HDMI.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-22-2015, 01:43 PM
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Posted By michaeltscott
Warning for gaming--see my post back here...

Warning for gaming--see my post back here (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/166-lcd-flat-panel-displays/1689258-official-2014-vizio-p-series-owner-s-thread-151.html#post33625313)
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-21-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7,334
Views: 620,693
Posted By michaeltscott
I think that Daredevil has fairly obvious digital...

I think that Daredevil has fairly obvious digital film grain added for artistic effect; it's evident when viewed in 15.6 Mbps 4k (making its 4k encodes less than useful IMO).
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-21-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15,138
Views: 927,098
Posted By michaeltscott
The screen dropout thing has only happened to me...

The screen dropout thing has only happened to me with my PC (mediocre graphics card, 1080p60, not used for video games or anything stressing); none of the other 7 devices funneled into HDMI 5 through...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-20-2015, 08:18 PM
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Views: 194,867
Posted By michaeltscott
I think that the Roku 3 does a good job of...

I think that the Roku 3 does a good job of streaming Netflix and Amazon. One significant consideration is that a Roku 3 will consume 3.5W whereas the PS3 will consume 85W or more (twice that by the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-20-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15,138
Views: 927,098
Posted By michaeltscott
Did you have it connected to HDMI 5 with Game Low...

Did you have it connected to HDMI 5 with Game Low Latency enabled? Under any other circumstances display lag on these panels is horrible. From the rtings.com review...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-20-2015, 07:40 AM
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Views: 927,098
Posted By michaeltscott
I believe that's an artistic choice, probably...

I believe that's an artistic choice, probably intended to give it a cinematic appearance; they used digital "film" grain in Battlestar Galactica. Kind of makes 4k a waste for viewing it.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-19-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15,138
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Posted By michaeltscott
It's only VP9 that's the issue; most streaming...

It's only VP9 that's the issue; most streaming video is encoded in H.264, so they have to have decoding of that. It seems to me that they could program their GPU to decode VP9, but what do I know? ...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-17-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,594
Views: 228,770
Posted By michaeltscott
The Roku Speed Test private channel tests the...

The Roku Speed Test private channel tests the bandwidth that your Roku gets to servers used by speedtest.net (which uses Ookla). It only gives you 6 server choices though; when I run it I get a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-17-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,594
Views: 228,770
Posted By michaeltscott
What you said was that you wanted something...

What you said was that you wanted something similar to what's in TiVo. AFAICT there is no Ookla test in TiVo; I can't find any network speed test which runs on the TiVo other than that Opera app. ...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-17-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,594
Views: 228,770
Posted By michaeltscott
Are you referring to the thing in the Opera TV...

Are you referring to the thing in the Opera TV Store? It's no more built-in than the Roku channel I linked to and at 3 or 4 seconds duration it's absolutely too brief to be at all accurate. The...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-17-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,594
Views: 228,770
Posted By michaeltscott
It's not built-in but the Speedtest Channel...

It's not built-in but the Speedtest Channel (https://www.rokuchannels.tv/speedtest/) works fairly well.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-17-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,594
Views: 228,770
Posted By michaeltscott
There's no indication of resolution in the Roku...

There's no indication of resolution in the Roku Amazon Instant Video player as there is in the common AIV UI (see this (http://www.avsforum.com/photopost/data/2328423/5/58/58ed0ed5_image.jpeg)), but...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-17-2015, 10:04 AM
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Views: 228,770
Posted By michaeltscott
AFAIK, Netflix does not have servers for specific...

AFAIK, Netflix does not have servers for specific devices; what they have is a few different video encoding types. Most devices from the past 3 or 4 years use the same set, but it's true that Apple...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   04-17-2015, 12:44 AM
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Views: 194,867
Posted By michaeltscott
Not every time, just the first video that you...

Not every time, just the first video that you play in a session; play something else without exiting the app and DD+ will default. (I would swear that wasn't always necessary but I might be wrong)....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-16-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15,138
Views: 927,098
Posted By michaeltscott
I took a look at the M60/70/80 manual and didn't...

I took a look at the M60/70/80 manual and didn't pay any attention to the other sizes. I see on that overview page that it states "Select VIZIO M-Series models feature an improved effective refresh...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-16-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15,138
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Posted By michaeltscott
I agree. I was more impressed with the upscaling...

I agree. I was more impressed with the upscaling prior to the updates which addressed the "oversharpening" problem (which was never a problem that I could perceive). I hadn't considered playing...
Forum: Xbox Area   04-15-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 43,149
Posted By michaeltscott
You're right--that works and is reasonably quick...

You're right--that works and is reasonably quick (though you have to listen to Eris' lame rap 3 times :rolleyes:).

I rarely think to use story mission to complete bounties. Is there a good place...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-15-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15,138
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Posted By michaeltscott
Here are the specs from the manual side-by-side...

Here are the specs from the manual side-by-side (as best as I could get them--maximum resolution and clear action are reversed in order).
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-15-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15,138
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Posted By michaeltscott
From what I can see on their site, both are 240...

From what I can see on their site, both are 240 Hz "effective" refresh. The manuals now clearly state "Refresh 120Hz (240Hz with Backlight Scanning)"; there was a class action suit about the...
Forum: Xbox Area   04-15-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,070
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Posted By michaeltscott
I noticed that. It does generally take a bit of...

I noticed that. It does generally take a bit of effort to clear out the enemies in front of the entrance to "The Refinery" to get to that ritual.

With the events working I just let it happen...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-15-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,594
Views: 228,770
Posted By michaeltscott
Netflix PQ is excellent on my Roku 3 and Roku 2...

Netflix PQ is excellent on my Roku 3 and Roku 2 XS. Perhaps for some reason you're not getting the highest quality video encodes. Hit the "*" button to see what the current displayed resolution is;...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-15-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,594
Views: 228,770
Posted By michaeltscott
If it's under discussion in the Roku forums then...

If it's under discussion in the Roku forums then it has been brought to Roku's attention. Roku monitors and moderates those forums and their representatives sometimes interact.

However, it should...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-15-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15,138
Views: 927,098
Posted By michaeltscott
What are those slight differences? Have you seen...

What are those slight differences? Have you seen one?

One glaring difference is the table stand; if the 2014 model had those widely spaced feet I probably wouldn't have bought it (though I've...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-15-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15,138
Views: 927,098
Posted By michaeltscott
It appears to be identical in specs except that...

It appears to be identical in specs except that it has half the dimming zones.
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